IceMaster G20 – Glycol Chiller – Digital Fermentation Control – (with 2 integrated pumps for dual temp)
The Icemaster G20 is an efficient glycol chiller that has fantastic cooling performance. It’s compact, quiet and ideal for a domestic environment. It is powerful enough to chill well-insulated fermenters up to 300L in size or multiple smaller fermenters. It has 500-watt cooling power making it suitable for crash chilling even in hot ambient temperatures in your garage or brewery.
This unit comes with 2 integrated pumps and temp controllers. This will allow you to independently cool two fermenters at the same time at different temperatures. Set the temp on the main reservoir to -4C then (after you have added 30% glycol) then on the other side of the G20 set the other two temperatures to your ideal fermentation temperatures. No additional wiring necessary. Pumps included and already wired up ready to use.
Cooling wort from 100C to 50C is quite easy with tap water most of the time. With that said cooling from 50C to 18C can take ages. This is because your tap water might be as hot as 35C meaning it would be impossible to mater how much water you use to get down to 18C (yeast pitching temperatures). The Icemaster G20 solves this problem and is the easy way to take advantage of sub-zero glycol to cool your fermenter to acceptable temperatures for the fermentation process (PLEASE NOTE: only use this unit to chill wort after you have already chilled down to <50c with water, otherwise there is a risk of overloading the compressor). This unit can be used in conjunction with all these chiller options:
a) TMM Immersion Chiller
b) BrewZilla 35L Chiller
d) Plate Chiller
The KegLand G20 IceMaster glycol chiller can also be set up to heat the reservoir. There is a push in port on the two temperature controllers to control the heating of the device you decide to use.
Compressor NOT Thermoelectric
Although thermoelectric glycol units are significantly cheaper to make to really get the power needed to chill wort quickly and efficiently you need compressor cooling. Compressors increase the cost of the manufacturing process however due to the fact they are between 3-6times more electrically efficient for this application the initial manufacturing cost will easily be recouped in electrical savings. In addition to this compressors are significantly more powerful and able to pump more heat even in hot ambient temperatures where thermoelectric units will struggle. So if you want to retain the ability to crash chill fermenter you can’t go past the cooling power of compressor cooling.
This unit requires a 100mm Clearance around all air vents.
Regular maitenence of dust around radiator is required to ensure optimum efficiency.
Ideally used with This Glycol falling the manufactures instructions
Power Consumption: 155w
Max Flow (per pump): 600L/Hr